Cost Codes

Cost codes are vital financial tools that allow you to capture accurate job costing details.

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Cost Codes and Cost Categories

What Are Cost Categories and Cost Codes?

Understanding the importance of Cost Codes and Cost Categories is essential to using Buildertrend's financial tools.
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How Are Cost Categories Set Up In the Platform?

Setting up your Cost Categories ensures you have the correct organization of your Cost Code structure.
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Things to Consider When Choosing Cost Codes

Having a strong Cost Code foundation will ensure you are maximizing Buildertrend's sales and financial features.
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How Are Cost Codes Set Up?

Setting up your Cost Codes correctly ensures that you have your own custom data for accurate and detailed job costing.
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How to Use Cost Codes

Using Cost Codes will help you achieve more detailed job costing.
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Removing Cost Codes

Cost Codes can be deleted from Buildertrend if they have not been used. If a code has already been used, you can deactivate the code.
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Variance Cost Codes

Variance codes are important to your cost tracking capabilities, allowing you to monitor change orders and any errors that occur.
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Time Clock Labor Cost Codes

Not all Cost Codes are for labor. Learn how to designate specific codes for use when clocking in and out using the Time Clock feature.
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FAQs

What's the difference between a Cost Category and a Cost Code?

Organizing your cost codes is simple to do, but determining the proper structure for your company is important to job cost efficiently.
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What is the difference between a Cost Code and a Cost Catalog Item?

Cost Items are organized within a Cost Code, as to help keep your list of Cost Codes clean and organized.
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Are Cost Codes the same thing as a Chart of Accounts?

Buildertrend Cost Codes are not the same thing as a Chart of Accounts.
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Do I need to use Cost Codes?

Cost Codes are highly recommended, as you will lack detail while estimating, job costing, and reporting without the use of Cost Codes.
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What is Buildertrend Flat Rate?

Buildertrend Flat Rate is the default Cost Code that can be used until your Cost Codes are set up within the program.
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Do I have to use the default Variance Cost Codes already in Buildertrend?

Buildertrend has pre-loaded Variance Cost Codes available for you to use. These can be edited and customized to suit your needs.
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Can I Import Cost Codes?

Importing your existing Cost Code structure will help you more accurately track financials and improve your job costing capabilities.
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If I upload my old Cost Code list now, can I change it later?

Cost Codes can be edited, removed, as well as deactivated at any time. This ensures you and your team always have the most up-to-date codes.
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How do I update my Cost Items?

Cost Items can be updated individually, but also in mass to save time when updating your Cost Catalog.
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